Research & articles
A review for Beyond Blue on the nature and mental health.
By Dr. Dimity Williams (December 2017), Co-founder Kids In Nature Network, published in Park Watch.
By Dr. Dimity Williams, Kids in Nature Network Co-founder, published in the Medical Observer.
A UK analysis of how nature in childhood impacts wellbeing throughout life.
Report by Obesity Australia, 27.3.2014.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter in The Herald Sun
Research Report with Forward by Associate Professor Mardie Townsend from Deakin University, 2012.
Literature review by Dr Karen Martin from The University of Western Australia, 2011.
By Sam Sanders
After a doctor realizes many of his young patients rarely go outside to play, he comes up with ways to give them very specific recommendations for physical activity. True story from the USA.
By Tracy Pedersen
The Age Victoria
The Guardian Education
The Epoch Times
By Harry de Quetteville
Outside with Marghanita
By Emma Wynne
Study has found the more walkable a neighbourhood, the more likely parents are to give their kids some independence.
The Age -"Parents today are raising their children in an era that is substantially different to that of their own parents' generation”
By Greg Mannion
By Daniel Crockett
Great story about the changing nature of parenting and childhood featuring Kids in Nature Network and many of our colleagues and friends, including Westgarth Bushkinder, the Children's Garden at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Victoria Walks, The Heart Foundation and many others.
ABC Health and Wellbeing
By Erin Anderson
Nice article about how nature in cities is good for our body, mind and soul.
The Backyard Revolution: How Native Plants Can Save Children and Other Endangered Species
By Richard Louv
Wonderful blog post by Richard Louv! Is your garden or local park a great place for native wildlife to be, or could it be? Or are you involved in a great local initiative that brings local wildlife back in your area?
The Age Victorian
Other articles on the benefits of being in nature
By The Parents Jury
New York Times
"Nature deficit disorder, so called, is a symptom of being connected to everything, while being unable to connect to anything." A thoughtful commentary on technology and how it can thwart the travel experience.
by Cheryl Charles
By Kathy Graham
Can we rekindle our connection to nature in a world "that’s increasingly noisy, dirty, crowded and manmade"? A beautiful article.
By Ferris Jabr
3 April 2014, By Shubham S Ghosh